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CEF Lecture Series: 2013 Energy Action Seminar

2012-13 Projects
Project Timeline: 
09/2013 to 12/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

This is a seminar series on renewable energy to include speakers focused on U.S. and global renewable energy programs and Vermont state programs and organizations. Energy is a major impact on society, both in how we use it and how we extract it, contributing, for example, from 30 to 40 percent of our total greenhouse gases. One way to address these environmental impacts is to move to renewable energy sources. Across the US, a variety of renewable energy programs and policies are proposed.

Sacramento & The BECC Conference

What do Sacramento, energy efficiency, homeless people, behavior change, and mini cupcakes have to do with each other? Not much, unless you happened to be at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) 2012 Conference in Sacramento, CA mid-November. The BECC Conference focuses on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.

by Tarah Rowse, Curriculum & Community Connections Graduate Assistant

Pilot Revolving Door Installation (architectural study)

2010-11 Projects
Project Progress: 
10%

Proposed by the Physical Plant Department, this project will lay the groundwork for a potential installation of energy-saving revolving doors at either the Davis Center or Bailey-Howe Library. Because revolving doors are a highly visible, culturally significant, and architecturally distinct approach to efficiency, this project would be well-aligned with the mission of the Clean Energy Fund. The end project would eventually involve students in measuring the actual energy, cost savings, and carbon reductions achieved once the revolving doors have been installed and in use.

GreenHouse Solar (structural & electrical study)

2010-11 Projects
Project Progress: 
10%

Though solar energy opportunities on campus will be addressed in the comprehensive campus renewable energy feasibility study, the CEF will support a structural and electrical feasibility study of the GreenHouse residential learning community facilities for a potential rooftop solar array.

Clean Energy Fund Award: *This project will be implemented as part of the Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study.

 

Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students

2010-11 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2011 to 05/2012
Project Progress: 
100%

This project supported the development of a lab for two Spring 2012 courses in the Physics department: Physics 096, “Physics, Energy, and the Environment", a course recently developed and taught by Dr. Malcolm Sanders, and Physics 202, "Experimental Physics", taught by Dr. Randy Headrick.  A work-study student working with Dr. Randy Headrick helped to prepare the equipment and materials for the labs, and to develop the procedures for depositing the thin films of semiconductors and the aluminum contact layers that comprise the organic solar cells.

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